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IRCTC becomes the first Indian agency to connect two countries via a tourist train | Railway News

As part of the Bharat Gaurav program, IRCTC will connect two countries via a tourist train that will connect India and Nepal. In fact, the IRCTC takes the title of the first agency to achieve this milestone as the tourist train operated under Indian Railways’ Bharat Gaurav regime will depart from New Delhi on June 21 on the Shri Ramayana Yatra circuit, according to a statement. official of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The tourist train will depart from Safdarjung Railway Station in Delhi to cover a total distance of about 8,000 km to connect India and Nepal on the Shri Ramayana Yatra circuit.

This train will run on the Ramayana circuit identified under the “Swadesh Darshan” program covering important places associated with the life of Lord Shri Rama. A visit to Ram Janaki temple in Janakpur located in Nepal by train will be part of this tour itinerary, According to IRCTC, the train with a capacity of 600 people, will cover major cities including Ayodhya, Buxar, Janakpur, Sitamarhi, Kashi , Prayag, Chitrakoot, Nasik, Hampi, Rameshwaram, Kanchipuram and Bhadrachalam.

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Bharat Gaurav tourist train is the initiative of the Union Government “Dekho Apna Desh” to promote domestic tourism. The proposed Bharat Gaurav tourist train tour has its first stop at Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama, where tourists will visit Shri Ram Janmbhumi Temple and Hanuman Temple as well as Bharat Mandir at Nandigram. In addition to this, IRCTC will also provide a safety kit to all tourists containing a face mask, gloves and hand sanitizer. The trip will cost around Rs 65,000 per person. It will cover states including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

(With ANI entries)

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